The government will create about 10,000 jobs over the next year under the new SGUnited Jobs initiative. Will more jobs be created for specific sectors over others? - Seedly
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Asked on 26 Mar 2020

The government will create about 10,000 jobs over the next year under the new SGUnited Jobs initiative. Will more jobs be created for specific sectors over others?

Wondering if there are more sectors that will be given more support over others.

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Clara Ng
Clara Ng, Community Manager at Seedly
Level 6. Master
Updated on 27 Mar 2020

Hi Anon,

Here's the breakdown of which sectors these various programmes or initiatives will be targeted at helping jobseekers:

1. New SGUnited Traineeships programme

  • To help first-time job seekers like fresh graduates entering the job market

  • Government will support up to 8,000 traineeships across both large and small firms

  • This will include science and technology traineeships in research and development labs, deep-tech start-ups, accelerators and incubators

2. SGUnited Jobs initiative

  • Create about 10,000 jobs over the next one year

  • Will start with the public sector recruiting for longer-term roles in essential services - such as social services, early childhood education, and infocomm technology

  • Short-term, temporary jobs for Covid-19 related operations - such as health declaration assistants, temporary management support officers, and Transport Ambassadors

  • Agencies will step-up hiring plans to fill a range of jobs in emerging areas

3. Working with Singapore Business Federation and other trade associations and chambers

  • To create job opportunities in the private-sector for businesses recruiting for recovery, or with short-term manpower needs due to disruptions in labour supply

  • Workforce SG to open more than 2,200 job vacancies, mainly temporary jobs that are immediately available, through SGUnited Jobs virtual career fair from now till 12 April 2020.

Hope this helps!​​​

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Desmond
Desmond, Peak Performance Coach at [email protected]
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 07 Apr 2020

Hi Anon,

Good if you can focus on what you are keen to do instead of chasing after "hot" sectors, which is cyclical in nature.

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